Sundy Praia

São Tomé and Príncipe, Africa

Price from
575,00€ person

Price from

Low season: 575,00€ person

Prices are the same all year round

High season: 785,00€ person

Prices are the same all year round

A magical place where time stops

  • Type: Tent structures
  • Setting: Beach, Jungle

Hidden away 130 miles off the coast of West Africa, a tented luxury hotel Sundy Praia, at the wild northwest tip of the island of Principe offers an intimate experience with nature, in the very edge of the ocean, surrounded by tropical forest. Creating the perfect balance of natural design and comfort, Sundy´s 14 tented villas lie hidden among a scattering of tropical almond and banana trees, each gaz down to the sea. Nature and style are enhanced by the original bamboo dining area where local organic produce transforms meals into unforgettable culinary journey. ‘Leve leve,’ the people on Principe will tell you. ‘Slowly, slowly’. And that’s exactly what most guests at Sundy Praia do, slowing to the rhythms of sea on sand, soaking up the sun from beach or pool. A place of gentle rhythms and sensuous fragrances, of whales and turtles, forest hikes and cooling swims, it is a place to awaken the senses and free the mind, warmed by the sand between your toes. Sundy Praia is part of a wider initiative by HBD Príncipe that aims to contribute to the sustainable and responsible development of Príncipe Island and the conservation of its unique biodiversity, working in key areas such as: marine conservation, terrestrial conservation, education, organic agriculture and community engagement. Sundy Praia is gaining for the GREEN GLAMPING CERTIFICATE. This tropical destination is open all year round.

14 tented villas

Infinity swimming pool

1 Restaurant

Wellness area

Free Wi-Fi

Children welcome

Max. capacity 44 people

Services & Facilities
  • 24 hour Porterage
  • 24 hour Reception
  • Air - Conditioning
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Wellness & Spa area
  • Garden
  • Hiking Trails
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Organized excursions
  • Plantation tour
  • Turtle watching
  • Whale watching
  • Bird watching
  • Biosphere trails
  • Community visits
  • Scuba diving & snorkeling
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World of Glamping review

Sundy Praia

Why is this place so special for ...

  • Transformative and restful once-in-a-lifetime-experience in a unique environment
  • Restaurant is undoubtedly the hotel's crown jewel, having won the prestigious Versailles Special Prize 2019 for best architectural concept in Africa
  • If you're lucky you may witness sea turtles nesting between November and February or sea turtles hatching between February and April
  • Commitment to giving their guests an exceptional, personalised service, whilst engaging them in their mission to contribute to the sustainable and responsible development of Principe island
Exclusive benefits for WG guests

Welcome massage and romantic dinner on the beach (upon request), free activities (traditional canoes, stand-up padlle and snorkelling) and free transfers between HBD properties on Principe Island (when combining one or more hotels).

When you travel with us, you make a difference. We are committed to integrating the priciples of sustainability.

From each reservation made through us, 2% goes to the charity purposes.

Accommodations

Tented Villa - 1 Bedroom Forest

up to 2
1
70m2

These tented villas guarantee an intimate, private escape for two. Dominated by a vast four-poster wooden bed, with comfortable sofas in both the lounge area and wraparound terrace area, these simple but distinctive tented villas are the ultimate romantic hideaway for two. Amenities: 70m² indoor and 50m² terraces. air-conditioned, maxi-bar, safety deposit box, airplay TV, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi, tropical forest view.

Price from
575,00€ person

Low season: 575,00€ / person

Prices are the same all year round

High season: 575,00€ / person

Prices are the same all year round

INCLUDED:

  • Price per night per person sharing 
  • Airport transfer
  • Breakfast, dinner, house drinks, teas, coffee)
  • 1 daily experience as per experience inclusions: (Cacao Route, Oque Pipi Waterfall Trail, Ribeira Ize - Lost City Trail, Rainforest to the beach)
  • 30-minute welcome massage
  • Free Wi-Fi

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Lunch
  • Additional experiences
  • Premier and imported drinks
  • Laundry service
  • Flights between Sao Tome and Principe
  • Tourism levy: €3 per night per person 12+ years 
  • Conservation & Communities Levy: €25 per night per person 12+ years, €10 per person under 12 years. 100% of the C&C Levy supports related local projects - such as those led by non-profit partner Fundacao Principe - and the Parque Natural de Principe.
  • Festive surcharges: Christmas Eve €125 | New Year's Eve €200 (children under 12 less -50%)

NOTICE:

  • Rates valid: 1 October 21 - 30 June 2022 | 1 September - 22 December 2022
  • HBD reserves the right to review its rates and change them quarterly, or at any given time
  • Single adult sharing with single child: Both adult and child pay the per person sharing room rate
  • Single surcharge: 50%
  • Children under 12 years are required to share with a parent/guardian or guest aged 16 years and older (adult guest)
  • All children must be accompanied by parents/guardians on all guided activities
  • All travellers are required to show HBD their travel insurance cover with details of trip cancellation, trip interruption and emergency medical cover

Tented Villa - 2 bedroom Beachfront

up to 4
2
110m2

Great for families, or for two sets of friends staying together. Comprising of two separate, independent units, the two-bedroom tented-villas (110m²) share a large, common decking terrace (100m²), where families or friends can come together under the billowing canvas canopy to enjoy the magnificent forest and sea views from the generous sofas. Amenities: air-conditioned, maxi-bar, safety deposit box, airplay TV, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi, beachfront view.

Price from
650,00€ person

Low season: 650,00€ / person

Prices are the same all year round

High season: 650,00€ / person

Prices are the same all year round

INCLUDED:

  • Price per night per person sharing  (3rd and 4th guest each €450)
  • Airport transfer
  • Breakfast, dinner, house drinks, teas, coffee)
  • 1 daily experience as per experience inclusions: (Cacao Route, Oque Pipi Waterfall Trail, Ribeira Ize - Lost City Trail, Rainforest to the beach)
  • 0-minute welcome massage
  • Free Wi-Fi

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Lunch
  • Additional experiences
  • Premier and imported drinks
  • Laundry service
  • Flights between Sao Tome and Principe
  • Tourism levy: €3 per night per person 12+ years 
  • Conservation & Communities Levy: €25 per night per person 12+ years, €10 per person under 12 years. 100% of the C&C Levy supports related local projects - such as those led by non-profit partner Fundacao Principe - and the Parque Natural de Principe.
  • Festive surcharges: Christmas Eve €125 | New Year's Eve €200 (children under 12 less -50%)

NOTICE:

  • Rates valid: 1 October 21 - 30 June 2022 | 1 September - 22 December 2022
  • HBD reserves the right to review its rates and change them quarterly, or at any given time
  • Single adult sharing with single child: Both adult and child pay the per person sharing room rate
  • Single surcharge: 50%
  • Children under 12 years are required to share with a parent/guardian or guest aged 16 years and older (adult guest)
  • All children must be accompanied by parents/guardians on all guided activities
  • All travellers are required to show HBD their travel insurance cover with details of trip cancellation, trip interruption and emergency medical cover

Tented Villa - 3 Bedroom with Private Pool

up to 6
3
150m2

Each with its own private pool is perfect for larger families, or for groups of friends staying together. Comprising of three separate, independent units, the three-bedroom tented villas (150m² indoor) are arranged around a large, shared decking terrace (140m²). Here, families or friends can come together to swim in the 10m x 4.5m private pool or relax on generous, sofas in the shade of the billowing canvas canopy, enjoying the magnificent forest and sea views. Amenities: air-conditioned, maxi-bar, safe, airplay TV, hairdryer, free wi-fi, swimming pool, beachfront view.

Price from
785,00€ person

Low season: 785,00€ / person

Prices are the same all year round

High season: 785,00€ / person

Prices are the same all year round

INCLUDED:

  • Price per night per person sharing (3rd - 6th guest each €550)
  • Airport transfer
  • Breakfast, dinner, house drinks, teas, coffee)
  • 1 daily experience as per experience inclusions: (Cacao Route, Oque Pipi Waterfall Trail, Ribeira Ize - Lost City Trail, Rainforest to the beach)
  • 30-minute welcome massage
  • Free Wi-Fi

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Lunch
  • Additional experiences
  • Premier and imported drinks
  • Laundry service
  • Flights between Sao Tome and Principe
  • Tourism levy: €3 per night per person 12+ years 
  • Conservation & Communities Levy: €25 per night per person 12+ years, €10 per person under 12 years. 100% of the C&C Levy supports related local projects - such as those led by non-profit partner Fundacao Principe - and the Parque Natural de Principe.
  • Festive surcharges: Christmas Eve €125 | New Year's Eve €200 (children under 12 less -50%)

NOTICE:

  • Rates valid: 1 October 21 - 30 June 2022 | 1 September - 22 December 2022
  • HBD reserves the right to review its rates and change them quarterly, or at any given time
  • Single adult sharing with single child: Both adult and child pay the per person sharing room rate
  • Single surcharge: 50%
  • Children under 12 years are required to share with a parent/guardian or guest aged 16 years and older (adult guest)
  • All children must be accompanied by parents/guardians on all guided activities
  • All travellers are required to show HBD their travel insurance cover with details of trip cancellation, trip interruption and emergency medical cover
  • One per room type, applies to a child under 12 on a single bed, sharing main room with 2 paying adults.

Why choose Sundy Praia
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Restaurant

Restaurant

Inspired by the natural riches on the doorstep – tuna and wahoo, passion fruit and pineapple, herbs and spices from their own organic plantation farm – chef adapts local traditions and tastes to create refined, delicate dishes, with wines carefully selected to complement his flavours. Oca Sundy restaurant, designed by Didier Lefort Architectes Associés, was awarded with the Prix Versailles 2019 - Special Prize Exterior.

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Wellness area

Wellness area

Sundy Praia is the perfect place to get rid of stress. Let yourself be transported into a world of well-being, surrounded by essences, flowers, candles and smooth stones. And to enhance the benefits of your beauty treatments, you can purchase some of the natural products made here on Principe Island.

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Infinity pool

Infinity pool

Relax by an outdoor infinity pool merging perfectly with the Atlantic Ocean with a views of the garden.

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Organic products

Organic products

The oils and creams in your room are all produced by locals at the organic farm Sundy Praia has established at Paciencia. Most of the food at Sundy Praia has been sourced from products grown and harvested on the island. You can also purchase some of the natural products made here on Principe Island.

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Sustainable Practices

Sustainable Practices

Sundy's goal is to maintain and build harmony between the people and their island, and Sundy Praia is a vital part of that goal, providing a model of sustainable, responsible tourism, with the people of Principe involved at its core.

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Organized tours

Organized tours

Joining one of the exursions offered by Sundy Praia is a great way of getting to know the island’s culture, outstanding scenery, lovely towns and villages, most beautiful beaches, whale and dolphin watching and much more.

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Sea turtles

Sea turtles

This trip consists in accompanying the monitoring of female sea turtles about to lay their eggs on the beaches of Principe Island, between September and April. You’ll get to learn about sea turtles and the conservation of this threatened species. Without a doubt, it’s an experience you’ll never forget.

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Community Engagement

Community Engagement

At Sundy Praia they believe that the people of Principe hold the key to the sustainable and responsible development of this remarkable island, as well as to the conservation of its precious biodiversity. Nearly 60 percent of their staff come from the island itself, and the remaining 40 percent from São Tomé.

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Weddings & Honeymoons

Weddings & Honeymoons

Imagine stepping from the boat onto a deserted beach, the sand warm between your toes, the breeze stirring in the trees. Imagine this is your wedding, the place you get to say ‘I do’. Imagine.

Location

Resort Address

Principe Island, São Tomé and Príncipe

GPS: 1.6789485,7.3815143

Transport from airport

Príncipe Airport: 8km

Guest reviews
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5.0
Most beautiful island / unique 5 star experience

Ozma, - January 2020

Can’t really put it to words how I enjoyed my visit to Sundy Praia and island of Principe. The people at the hotel are really there for you, conscious about guests needs and how to make them feel welcome every moment, while giving them their privacy and space. I felt I was surrounded by ”professional people” -people, warm hearted and definitely best in their field on this globe. You can get a lucury experience in a lot of places but a hotel investing so much to people who make it an unique and n...

J
5.0
A top class hotel on a wonderful tropical island - a land of stunning natural scenery and unspoilt beaches

Jonathon H, United Kingdom - February 2020

The most luxurious hotel on Príncipe. A five star getaway on a deserted tropical beach with lux tented rooms dotted throughout a forest of palms and trees. Secluded. Relaxing. Very special. The food is fabulous using locally sourced produce - fresh fish, jackfruit, mango, pineapple, coconut. The emphasis is on sustainability and ecology. No plastic. No waste. The worthy goal is to preserve the environment and support the community. A great adventure and a stunning alternative to the Caribbean.

A
5.0
Paradise

Adriano_Sanhamanga, Mozambique - March 2020

This has to be one of the best hotels (resorts? lodges?) in the world; service, location, lodgings, beach, wellness (massages, mostly), activities, everything I can think of was on a scale between unbelievable brilliant and inconceivable fabulous. The food, based in local products and even local gastronomy, was divine.

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